Caryl Brzymialkiewicz Ph.D.


Assistant Inspector General and Chief Data Officer


Office of Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services


Dr. Brzymialkiewicz joined the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the Department of Health and Human Services in April 2015 as its first Chief Data Officer (CDO). The OIG oversees a >$1 trillion portfolio of health and human services programs. The CDO’s office focuses on enabling OIG staff to leverage data and data analytics to the maximum extent possible to support their oversight work of this large and complex portfolio. As an example, several self-service analytics tools empower OIG staff to quickly explore additional avenues to combat fraud, waste and abuse.

Prior to HHS OIG, Caryl was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Risk and Decision Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security. She also served as the Operations Research Division Chief at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, and led a team of analysts at the Center for Naval Analyses. 

Caryl earned a B.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

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